However, in October 2019, the Financial Times reported that the government wanted to deregulate workers` rights after Brexit. During a debate in the House of Commons on the subject, Andrea Leadsom, the Minister of Economic Affairs, assured the House that the government would not interfere with workers` rights following the exit from the EU. Protection of workers` rights downgraded in Brexit Withdrawal Act The previous bill contained provisions that limited workers` rights. First, the rights of workers without having been blocked at the end of the transition period (currently on 31 December 2020). This ban meant that before the government could change workers` rights, it had to consult with employers` associations and trade unions and make a "declaration of non-regression" confirming that the rights of workers from the EU would not be diluted by new proposals. Second, there were provisions that equated the decisions of the CJEU with the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. In other words, only the SUPREME Court of the United Kingdom would have the power to depart from a judgment of the CJEU; The lower courts could not do that. The Withdrawal Agreement protects the rights of British nationals and their family members living in EU countries. End of Brexit transition: workers` rights (941 KB, PDF) The non-binding political declaration negotiated between the Johnson government and the EU states that the future agreement between the UK and the EU should include a clause on a level playing field. It commits to a clause that would "maintain employment standards at the current high level of existing common standards." If you have a right of residence under the Withdrawal Agreement, existing EU rules on social security coordination also apply to you. This means that the United Kingdom has concluded similar agreements with the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland.

You can read: The draft EU text for the future AGREEMENT between the UK and the EU contains a clause that would prevent both parties from lowering their employment standards below "common standards" at the end of the transition. It also includes a "ratchet clause" stating that if both parties choose to raise their employment standards in the future, they will not be able to lower their standards below the new common baseline. On 19 December 2019, the Johnson government published a revised version of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2019-2020 ("WAB"). An earlier version of the law was published in October 2019. The new WAB no longer contains clauses to protect the rights of derived workers from the EU. The Queen`s Speech of December 2019 announced that the protection of EU workers` rights would be included in an upcoming Employment Act. The details of this bill have not yet been made public. This article examines the impact of the end of the Brexit transition period on workers` rights. It examines how EU law has affected workers` rights in the UK and how these rights are protected as EU law maintained. EU trade agreements with third countries contain clauses on a level playing field in labour standards. .

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